The Best Light-Up Mirrors

Make-up artists say LED mirrors are paramount to achieving a flawless face. Not only do they help get your shades right, their up-close views and impressive illumination ensure a seamless application every time. Here are eight of our favourites…

1. Riki Cutie Mirror GLAMCOR

One of the most coveted make-up mirrors out there, it’s easy to see why this is such a fan-favourite. Super slim, its incredibly bright lights help you blend and perfect your base. Make-up master Pati Dubroff swears by the brand: “Always do your make-up in natural light, it’s the only way to get everything looking even. If you don’t have good lights, invest in one of these. I carry one around with me everywhere.” 

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2. GloBrite Hollywood Make-Up Mirror

If you’re ready to spend a little more for something high-spec, look no further. This one has bright, warm, neutral and white lighting, with dimmer options. Multiple USB ports save on precious plug space, as well as hiding unsightly black wires. 

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3. Argos Simplehuman Compact Mirror 

An ideal on-the-go option, this game-changing compact’s in-built sensor light mimics natural sunlight. Its 3x magnification means you never miss a patch or forget to blend any areas out. We love a fold-out ring handle that slots comfortably on your finger or acts as a stand for days when you’re on the move. One USB recharge is good for a week’s worth of use. 

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4. Doxungo Creative 2-in-1 Make-Up Mirror

The millennial-pink design had us at hello, but this one also impressed us for its variety of uses. Rotated horizontally, it acts as a desk lamp. For make-up, you can adjust the brightness via a touchscreen and save any settings you want to keep. 

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5. Electric Hollywood Mirror

The looks are old-school Hollywood glamour, but the functionality is cutting edge. Twelve frosted bulbs come with an adjustable dimmer to create the ideal conditions whatever room you’re in. Just when we thought getting ready couldn’t be any more fun, this one’s large enough to make a statement, yet small enough to fit most dressing tables. 

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6. Ikea Musik Wall Lights

If you can’t afford a fully lit mirror, or want something that doesn’t take up space, try these wall lights from Ikea. Designed to be placed either side of your mirror, they give a good, glare-free light that immediately brightens a dull interior. Perfect for those wanting something minimal, yet effective. 

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7. Ruimio Suction Make-Up Mirror 7X

The beauty of this mirror is it can be attached to almost anything – think larger mirrors and shower walls. Its 360º-swivel suction base and 7x magnification help you focus on all those hard-to-reach areas, while its 14 LEDs give a bright, even and diffused illumination. It folds up for compact storage, making it ideal for travel or chucking in your work bag.

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8. Spaire Make-Up Mirror Trifold 

This is great for affordability and for those who want minimal faff. It can be folded in on itself, so makes a great travel companion. The 21 mini LED lights and varying magnifications will ensure you nail precision and blending too.  

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